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Silje Gustafsson
Silje Gustafsson

Silje Gustafsson

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Nursing and Medical Technology
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 492313
S318 Luleå

Assistant professor in nursing, educational leader for the Bachelor program in nursing sciences

Introducing myself

Born in Tromsö, northern Norway. I received my B.Sc in Nursing 2007 and my M.Sc. in District Nursing in 2009. In 2016 I received my PhD degree in Nursing Sciences with a thesis on the topic self-care for minor illness. My research interests include primary care, telephone nursing, self-care, children's health and parental support. 


I am a course supervisor in several courses at the undergraduate, advanced and third level. Other educational activities consist of teaching in the subjects quantitative research methodology, child medicine, statistics, eHealth, self-care, telephone nursing and theory of science. I am a supervisor for both students and Ph.D candidates. 


My scientific work is aimed at self-care and telephone nursing. I am involved in several research projects, including psychiatric care in an emergency setting, self-care in cancer, feeling safe during surgery and Parental support for families with small children. 

My research


Article in journal

Mothers’ strategies for creating positive breastfeeding experiences: a critical incident study from Northern Sweden (2022)

Jacobzon. A, Engström. Å, Lindberg. B, Gustafsson. S
International Breastfeeding Journal, Vol. 17, nr. 1
Article in journal

Parents’ strategies and advice for creating a positive sleep situation in the family (2022)

Gustafsson. S, Jacobzon. A, Lindberg. B, Engström. Å
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Vol. 36, nr. 3, s. 830-838
Article in journal

Postoperative Recovery: Experiences of Patients Who Have Undergone Orthopedic Day Surgery (2022)

Larsson. F, Strömbäck. U, Rysst Gustafsson. S, Engström. Å
Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, Vol. 37, nr. 4, s. 515-520
Article in journal

Self-rated reflective capacity in post-registration specialist nursing education students (2022)

Gabrielsson. S, Engström. Å, Lindgren. B, Molin. J, Gustafsson. S
Reflective Practice, Vol. 23, nr. 5, s. 539-551